Help support healthy, vibrant, diverse and resilient communities!
Welcome to Land and Cultural Preservation Fund, Inc (LCPF). Most likely you have landed here because you are involved in one of the organizations LCPF supports – or wish to be. Members of our community volunteer hundreds of hours monthly to Community F.A.R.E, Friends of Frederick County, Stream Link Education or Community Renewable Energy (all LCPF organizations) – to keep our home healthy, vibrant, diverse and resilient. Please join us in this quest!
What’s happening in our community to keep it healthy,
vibrant, diverse and resilient!
Are you interested in a convenient way to purchase local foods and support Frederick County Farmers while staying safe during the Covid-19 pandemic? Frederick Fresh Online may be your answer! From the comfort of your home, Frederick Fresh Online lets you view and order locally grown and produced vegetables, fruits, herbs, meats, garden plants, chocolate, […]
Message from American Farmland Trust: How Threatened is Maryland’s Farmland–and What is the State Doing to Protect It?
How Threatened is Maryland’s Farmland–and What is the State Doing to Protect It? A new study from American Farmland Trust – “Farms Under Threat: The State of the States” – provides groundbreaking new data that answer these questions. JOIN US for a webinar on Wednesday, June 17th at 1:00 PM to dig into the findings for Maryland. We’ll be […]
Testimony of Community FARE in support of raising the recordation fee by $1 per $500 of value to generate about $6.8 million in annual revenue for agricultural preservation programs
On March 10, 2020 Community FARE testified in support of raising the recordation fee by $1 per $500 value to support putting more agricultural land in permanent preservation; this will help Frederick County reach its 100,000 acres preserved by 2040. Good Evening. I am Janice Wiles, Director for Community FARE (Food-Advocacy-Resources-Education) here […]
Be part of a Saturday morning volunteer team that plants 2,630 trees on almost 9 acres to help protect the Linganore Creek – an important tributary that provides drinking water to hundreds of thousands of people in Frederick County. Stream Link Education needs maintenance volunteers! Sign up to be part of the planting and/or maintenance teams […]
Featuring John Smucker,Stream Link Education! One of Maryland’s greatest treasures are our rolling hills and vast fields of farmland that are throughout our great state. In order to combat the climate crisis and improve our water quality, we need farmers to sustainably utilize their land. One of the programs that helps farmers […]
Frederick County Farm to School Progress Report -5 farm field trips scheduled for the spring at Catoctin Mountain Orchard. Field trips were funded through a Starbucks Foundation Grant. STEM leaders were offered the trips for their classes and they filled immediately! Alysia is working w/ Katlyn at CMO to write the lesson plans. A […]
Read the full Civil Eats article. As the USDA proposes changing school menus to allow more fries and pizza and fewer vegetables and fruits, the state is working to get more locally grown produce into its schools. “This is no secret, but [farm to school initiatives] do so much more than support our farmers and […]
American Farmland Trust Releases Report Outlining Potential to Revolutionize School Food in New York if the State Acts Now
“Beginning to take the steps outlined in the ‘Growing Opportunity’ report this year, including continuing to fund farm to school programs and establishing a statewide network of coordinators, is critical. Taking these actions will build on the current enthusiasm and not only improve the economy and future for our farms, but also improve the lives […]
On December 18, 2019 the Frederick County Food Council (FCFC) wrote to Governor Hogan in support of the Certified Farmer Enterprise Program (CFEP), an initiative brought to you by the Maryland Food for Maryland Institutions Study Group. In the same letter FCFC supported the Certified Local Farmer Aggregation Grant Fund, housed within the MDA to […]
Community FARE made a plea to the Frederick County Council on Tuesday, December 17 to appoint a Board of Education (BOE) member who prioritizes the mission of Frederick MD Farm to School. Read the letter here . The new BOE member will be replacing Joy Schaefer, who is leaving to work for Frederick County in another […]